US Army not bound by new energy-saving measures in Germany
Army garrisons in Germany will not be bound by new German government measures to conserve energy but will attempt to make cuts of their own amid concerns of a possible gas shortage this winter.
US service members in Germany face chronic child care backlog
As of early August, Army and Air Force child development centers in the Kaiserslautern Military Community could handle only about 65% of demand. And one of the 11 centers is closed because staffing levels never came back to pre-pandemic levels.
Former JBLM soldier accused of traveling overseas for sex with children pleads guilty
A former staff sergeant stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to charges related to sex trafficking children for several years in the the Philippines.
Olympian trades spikes for boots, enlists as an Army medic
Already serving at the rank of specialist, Noah Akwu will finish his advanced individual training at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas in October, then head north to Fort Hood.
New personnel system needed before Army can ease transitions between active and Reserve forces
The Army’s new personnel management system needs to be in place before leaders can begin fulfilling a promise to ease the transition of an active-duty soldier into a Reserve status, Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, Director of the Army National Guard, said Monday.
US Army fires Javelin anti-tank missile in Japan for first time
A Javelin drill signaled the start of Orient Shield 22, the largest field training exercise the U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct together.
Confederate-linked assets at West Point and US Naval Academy cited for renaming, removal
The Naming Commission identified a dozen assets named for Confederate leaders and sympathizers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and three assets at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a report the group submitted to Congress.
El Paso community sees now as best chance for Castner Range to become national monument
Since the range was declared excess in 1971, most of the land has sat dormant, untouched and inaccessible due to the unexploded munitions.
Doug Mastriano wore a Confederate Army uniform in an Army War College faculty photo
State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, appeared during his time on the faculty of the Army War College in an official photograph while wearing a Civil War Confederate Army uniform.
US approves $1.95 billion sale of Black Hawks to Australia
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 40 Black Hawk helicopters to Australia for an estimated $1.95 billion, the latest move toward strengthening military ties between Canberra and Washington.
US soldiers based in Europe bringing serious skills to Army Ten-Miler
The two fastest Army women in Europe start their day at 6 a.m. with some speed workouts or maybe some tempo runs, a little CrossFit or a “relaxing” 10-mile run.
Army officer sentenced to jail after admitting he took $140,000 in unearned benefits
Lt. Col. Derrick Carter pleaded guilty at a court-martial Thursday to charges of larceny and making false official statements.
Indicted Fort Bliss soldier tells federal agents he made automatic weapon converters in his barracks room
A Fort Bliss soldier was indicted on charges he had been 3-D printing accessories to convert firearms into fully automatic ones in his barracks room at the west Texas Army base.
Fort Bragg has moved 100 soldiers from unsafe barracks; all to be out by end of September
Officials at the North Carolina base estimate that all the affected soldiers should be moved by the end of September.
High-tech new model of Army’s Black Hawk helicopter passes initial testing
While looking almost identical to the original UH-60L, the updated model has a completely overhauled cockpit.
Army’s training center in Alaska first in line for new cold-weather vehicles
Soldiers at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, will be the first to receive the Army’s new Arctic-capable vehicle late next year.
Patient found crying on side of road after Fort Bragg counselor’s assault, feds say
A 20-year-old patient was found crying on the side of the road after being assaulted by a Fort Bragg substance abuse counselor, federal prosecutors say. Now the former counselor is going to prison.
Md. county leaders gather at Aberdeen Proving Ground for first Immersion Day since pandemic
Leaders of Harford County, Maryland, gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground midday to survey the military base at its first Immersion Day since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Fort Jackson’s new commanding general will be sworn in next week
For the second time in as many years there will be a new commander at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.